The Paleo-Hebrew script is also known as Palaeo-Hebrew, Proto-Hebrew or Old Hebrew. It is the writing system found in Canaanite inscriptions from the region of biblical Israel and Judah. It is considered to be the script used to record the original texts of the Hebrew Bible.
The earliest known inscription in Paleo-Hebrew was found on a wall in Tel Zayit in the Beth Guvrin Valley in southern Israel in 2005.
The script is written from right to left in horizontal lines.
The Babylonians were famous for their astronomical observations and their calculations. They used a sexagesimal (base-60) positional numeral system, which they could have inherited from either the Sumerian or the Akkadian civilizations.
The numerals were written in cuneiform, using a wedge-tipped reed stylus. They marked onto soft clay tablets which would then be allowed to harden, by exposing it to sunlight, thereby creating a permanent record.